The History of the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery

Built in the heart of New Orleans’ bustling port district, just steps from the French Quarter, it served as a coffee warehouse before being purchased by E.J. Hart & Company. They used the building as a chandlery, and traded in goods used for sailing voyages – from canvas and rope to paper, tobacco and patent medicines.

The Old No 77 Hotel and Chandlery New Orleans History
E.J. Hart & Company Coffee Warehouse

Prior to the turn of the 20th century (when New Orleans renumbered its street addresses), the building’s address was 77 Tchoupitoulas Street. In a nod to this heritage, and a tribute to the neighborhood’s artistic roots, the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery takes its name from this original address.